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J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award
Supporting diversity & inclusion in cognitive psychology

The Psychonomic Society will annually give up to five J. Frank Yates Student Travel Awards for graduate student members of the Society who are in underrepresented populations, including those who are disadvantaged or discriminated against in some way, and in diversifying our perspectives. Each Awardee will receive a travel stipend of $1,000.

2018 Application Deadline: May 15
Submissions open in April with the Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts.

2017 Recipients

Please join the Diversity & Inclusion Committee in congratulating these recipients.

Tyler Ensor      

Tyler Ensor
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Revisiting the List-Strength
Effect in Recognition: An
Output-Interference Account
(Abstract #5182)

Van Rynald Liceralde
University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Consequences of Power Transformations on Trial-Level Analyses of
Chronometric Data
(Abstract #3226)

Kimele Persaud
Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, USA

Second Guesses: Assessing
the Role of Prior Knowledge
and Random Guessing in
(Abstract #1039)

Athula Pudhiyidath
University of Texas
at Austin, USA

Temporal Structure
Learning Facilitates
Inductive Generalization
(Abstract #4127)

2018 Application Deadline: May 15
Submissions open in April with the Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts.

General Rules for Applying

  1. Graduate student members of the Psychonomic Society may apply for a travel award. All Student Members whose dues are paid by 12 midnight EDT on May 12 are eligible to apply for the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award.
  2. Applicants must be the first author and presenter of a poster submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  3. Applicants submit a sponsored Psychonomic Society abstract AND application for the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award by May 15.
  4. Applications must include:
    1. Research summary (1,000 words + figure + references) that includes how the research fits into the “big picture.”
    2. Summary must be written by the applicant.
    3. Letter of support from the student’s advisor (advisor need not be a Psychonomic Society member).
  5. Recipients are not eligible for the award in the following year’s competition.

Recipients Receive

  1. Competitive Travel Award ($1,000 USD).
  2. Special notation in the Abstract Book indicating the honor.
  3. A ribbon to be displayed on your poster at the Annual Meeting.
  4. Honor that can be listed on the student’s vita.



J. Frank Yates

J. Frank Yates

J. Frank Yates’ current research activity includes judgment and decision processes (including special emphases on cross-cultural variations), decision aiding, judgment analysis, decision management, improving judgment accuracy (including via crowd sourcing), affective forecasting, and applications of cognitive psychology.


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